Elizabeth Arden, Inc. announced financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2005. Net sales advanced 7.1% to $346 million for the three months ended December 31, 2005, from $323 million in the second quarter of the prior fiscal year. New products, including the Prevage skin care line, the Fantasy Britney Spears fragrance, which ranked among the top three new fragrance launches in U.S. department stores, and the new Elizabeth Arden fragrance 5th Avenue After Five led the growth. Net sales increased 8.2% excluding the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation. Net income was $34.0 million compared to $31.7 million in the same period last year.
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